The Women Faculty Mentoring Program was established in 1994 in response to the report of the Task Force on Equity, Diversity and Gender issues at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine. At its inception, the program provided one-on-one mentoring and coaching as well as a number of educational programs. Since September 2019, the program has been re-structured to include monthly peer and group mentoring.
The major goals of the Women Faculty Mentoring program are:
- Academic promotion
- Personal and professional development
- Faculty development
The program is open to all women faculty within the Faculty of Medicine. Monthly mentoring events are scheduled based on thematic discussions relevant to a career in science or medicine, often with a guest presenter. Examples of topics covered are: promotion, leadership, unconscious bias, wellness, communication, professionalism and financial management. Whether you are new to the faculty or an experienced faculty member, if you would like to find out more about the mentoring process, are considering becoming a mentor/mentee, or would like to get together and network with other women colleagues and faculty members, please contact the office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
Dr. Ewurabena Simpson, MDCM, MPH, FRCPC
Assistant Dean, Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Handbook on Faculty Mentoring -To receive the document, please send an e-mail to edifom@uottawa
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